Accurate drawings are often not enough to convey the beauty and mystique of a design to a customer or client. Learn professional shading techniques to create depth in monochromatic designs, and full-colour rendering methods to produce spectacular, life-like illustrations. Using wax-based coloured pencils and pigment inks instead of traditional paint see how to supercharge your rendering efficiency in vibrant and lasting colours. Gain the confidence to guide and design to customer specifications while they watch your ideas come to life.

Course outline

Throughout this course, theory and practical skills will be performed so as to master the 3D effect enhancing designs to a professional level in both monochromatic shading and full colour.  Understanding of the right light source is required an importance to realise the heights and dimensions in each jewellery piece.  Every possible surface type is covered from opaque metals and gems to transparent and translucent faceted and cab gemstones.  Colour theory helps not only to combine colours in a pleasing and aesthetic way but is useful to successfully recommend a suited match with occasion or to best enhance individual customers appearance.


Light Sources & Producing Life-like Design

Light Sources & Producing Life-like Design

Effective Colouring Techniques

Effective Colouring Techniques

Rendering Metals & Other Opaque Materials

Rendering Metals & Other Opaque Materials

Rendering Transparent & Translucent Materials

Rendering Transparent & Translucent Materials

Rendering Meleé

Rendering Meleé


  • Tools and materials

    Tools and materials

    Students will receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tools, drawing and reference materials neededfor students to render their jewellery designs in colour.

  • Learning path

    Learning path


    This course offers a design experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have designed their own jewellery.

    Pre-requirements: JD200 - Classical Jewellery Design 2: Technical drawing and Counter sketching.

    Next Step (Traditional Jewellery Design Specialisation): JD400 - Classical Jewellery Design 4: Presentation and Layout of Jewellery Designs.

    Next Step (Complementary Jewellery Design Specialisation): DD300 - Digital Jewellery Design 3: Advanced 3D Modelling & Production.

    Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Advanced Diploma.

  • Duration


    30 hours

    1 week (Full-time), or
    5 weeks (Part-time)

    JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).

  • Course fee

    Course fee

    SGD 1,900

    Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.

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